HealthStream-Customized for Your Organization's Training Needs
December 15, 2014

HealthStream-Customized for Your Organization's Training Needs

LATRESA WITHERSPOON | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Not sure, used the latest version available from 2007-2010

Modules Used

  • Annual online employee training on safety-related topics
  • Training for hospital employees

Overall Satisfaction with HealthStream

It was used across the entire organization as a mechanism to implement training on healthcare-related safety topics. It was primarily used to provide annual training, and it was easy to implement, since it was required by OSHA.
  • It was user friendly. Easy to show others how to use.
  • It was functional. We experienced very few errors with implementing/uploading training modules.
  • It was cost effective. As we surveyed other LMS systems, few could provide the level of capability for the same cost.
  • I recall the timeout on the modules were a problem. If your computer cut off or you accidentally logged out in the middle of a module, you would have to start a module over.
  • I also recall our database administrator having trouble with uploading videos here and there (very rare).
  • Access from home was also a problem (keep in mind this was a few years ago). Many of our employees could not access using their home computer.
  • More efficiency. Easy way to implement training to a larger group of people.
  • Helps to orientate new hires to our organization quicker.
  • Consistency with training messages. We can communicate a method that can be easily adopted and implement across the organization.
Again, it is user friendly, easier to implement, and fewer errors/IT issues.
The organization I work with has a different LMS system called Vivid. It is very limited in its capability. We can only select the training modules they have on file. We cannot upload anything we create ourselves. I think that was HealthStream's strength. If I wanted to use what I created, their IT team worked with us to make sure it was implemented/worked properly.
Not really. I believe the HealthStream LMS can be customized for any environment. I would ask about system support, to make sure everyone in the organization can log into the environment without issues and access it from their desk as well as their home PC. Also, I would make sure it's customized to be easy for anyone to navigate through regardless of their computer literacy level.